From Slattocks to Castlefield, "Elland" shared locks with "Rosina", the crew of which were very patient when trees or other obstacles slowed "Elland" down.
Among the problems that have been encountered on the journey are motor-cycle barriers through which a horse cannot pass and trees growing at the water's edge. In addition to getting in the way of the towline, the trees are likely to be damaging the canal's wash wall.
The Horseboating Society welcomes volunteers to come and help crew the boat for one or more days. Later in the summer it is intended to take two horse-drawn boats to Huddersfield for the National Waterways Festival. Anyone interested in helping can email this website for more information.
Click here to see the first part of Elland's voyage: Yorkshire.
Click here to see the second part of Elland's voyage: Rochdale.
Click here to visit the website of The Horseboating Society.